Airspeed Sensor for my Bixler 2

Rusty Tue, 06/25/2019 - 15:28

I have been looking to add an airspeed sensor for my Bixler 2 running Arduplane on a Mateksys F405-Wing board. The one I have been looking for uses a MS5525 differential sensor, and have not been able to find any in stock. So being the DIY type I decided to see how hard it would be to DIY one of these.  Checking out the data sheet for the MS5525 sensor, it does not seem too difficult to design the PCB, and with maybe $1 to $2 in additional parts I could have the board built. The down side to this sensor is the price of the sensor itself.

DIY PocketPilot - Making Progress

Rusty Sun, 06/10/2018 - 18:32

DIY PocketPilot progress pictureJust a quick update on how the DIY version of the PocketPilot is coming. For those who don't know, the PocketPilot is a Cape for the PocketBeagle single board computer running Linux and Adrupilot. This is just a quick update on my DIY build of the cape.

DIY PocketPilot - The Start

Rusty Thu, 05/17/2018 - 23:55

So I finally decided what I am going to use the PocketBeagle for. A few of the Ardupilot developers have come up with a plan for using the PocketBeagle as a flight controller, and that is where I am going with this PocketBeagle.

Is Ardupilot really that hard to setup?

Rusty Tue, 03/27/2018 - 10:38

Ardupilot logo

Is Ardupilot hard to set up for FPV? I Don't think so, but it seems many do. Lets see if we can dispel the myths....

BeagleBone Blue

Rusty Wed, 02/07/2018 - 15:54

BeagleBone Blue, What is it?

Well BeagleBones are similiar to Raspberry Pis and the other single board computers. Basically a Linux computer on a circuit board the size of a credit card, +/-. They have many possible uses in FPV and sUAVs. Recently picked up one for a project and it looks good. It is similiar to a BeagleBone Black, but has much, if not all, of the sensors required to be used as an autopilot, specifically Ardupilot.